Monday, April 5, 2010

It's "Spring" Break

So, supposedly, it's Spring!
And it's Spring Break this week for the kids, which means time to visit with friends we don't see very much, lots of outings and adventures, and probably not much computer time.  All good.
Saturday afternoon our kids were going stir crazy, so we bundled up and headed to a new park we discovered in the foothills of the mountains close to us.  I thought it would be fun to share the views. They are spectacular!  There's a bench swing under an awning up the hill from the playground.
 
This is the view from the swing.  The scenery is all a little gray right now, but still beautiful. (The one good thing about the cold weather, I got the chance to wear my new mittens!)
 
And here are my eggs, Kona Color Card style.  Ours aren't Martha Stewart worthy, it's just fun to let the kids 'express their creativity'.  Okay, and me too. I love dying eggs and mixing colors and shades. Part of the reason I love that Kona card, I guess.

Our Easter weekend was great.  We had Grandma come from Maryland for a few days last week, then an old friend of my husband's from New York, and yesterday two special friends of mine from the Isle of Man where I lived for 6 months during my time as a Mormon missionary in England. It's been 15 years since then, so it was a happy reunion!  Especially meaningful because it was on Easter. Once again, felt like no time has passed.  And I loved hearing those accents! My brother-in-law joked that our kids were all much more responsive and obedient while Tanya and Joan were there because they sounded like the "Supernanny." Maybe they'd like to come be my own Mary Poppins.  My little guy loved doing his Thomas the Tank Engine puzzle with Tanya.  Did you know that the Isle of Sodor is based on the Isle of Man?  A little bit of trivia for all of you. 

Hope the weather is actually 'springy' where you are!

12 comments:

Blue Is Bleu said...

If it snowed here, I'd ask for a refund. Hehe! Sounds like you guys had a nice Easter... I'm looking forward to colouring eggs with my kids in the future :)

LB3K said...

Ha, ha! Spring? It is snowing out my window at this very moment! It looks like spring is going to come late in Idaho. Hope your spring break is great!

Dena said...

Beautiful photograph of the mountain range. When my children were young, we always looked forward to coloring eggs for Easter. They always had so much fun. Of course, today they have many more tools the kids can use for decorating their eggs, unlike when I was young.

A. said...

Bwa ha ha! Kona eggs. That's awesome.

It's been so hot here that we've gone swimming every (week)day in the non-heated pool for the past week, if that makes you feel any better. ;)

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

The eggs made me laugh. It was like looking at a fabric wheel.w

Little Lady Patchwork said...

Love the view from the park! Love the eggs (so very you)!

Enjoy your Spring Break. I'll send warm weather wishes your way!

Gari said...

No spring weather here in AL, 86F today.

angela said...

Enjoy spring break - and hopefully the weather gets a bit better. Love those Kona Card eggs :)

Laura said...

Ah, the Isle of Man. How fun that you had visitors!! Sounds like a glorious Easter weekend.

Laura-Lu said...

where's the "P" egg? I think we both know what I'm talking about.

Aunt Spicy said...

So funny, before I saw your comment I thought, it looks like a kona cotton card!

Ginger_Curls said...

That's too wierd! I live on the Isle of Man!!! I read your blog because I like patchwork quilting; I can't remember where I first came across it - you know how it is when people link up to patterns etc.